You Can Taste the Need for Regulating Corporations When Parmesan Cheese Is Fake TruthOut (resilc) Only in America.
Global Warming Crushes Records. Again. Bloomberg (resilc)
The real value of taking your business offshore PhysOrg (Robert M)
Reporting of clinical trial results by top academic centers remains poor MedicalXpress (Robert M)
China needs reform not another investment splurge Financial Times
Why the Chinese Yuan Will Lose 30% of its Value Charles Hugh Smith
Japan Shelves Plan to Let Pension Fund Directly Invest in Stocks Wall Street Journal
In search of a global-scale alignment of the progressive forces failed evolution
How to resolve a systemic sovereign debt crisis Vox EU. Makes a tame case for not relying much on bail-ins.
Draghi Faces New Dilemma With Pummeling of Eurozone Bank Stocks Wall Street Journal
EU Diplomats Warn of Disagreements on U.K. Demands Ahead of Summit Wall Street Journal
Irish Housing Madness Returns……… Ed Moloney
Russian Central Bank shutting down banks that staged fake cyberattacks to rip off depositors Boing Boing. We don’t need such crude methods to take money from bank customers. In America. We have default interest rates of 29.99% and 34.99%.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Apple’s Stance Highlights a More Confrontational Tech Industry New York Times. Only because it cost them business in China and Europe to be too cozy with the surveillance state.
Big Brother is Hiring: Employers Gain Access to Staff Health Info Through Big Data Companies Mediaite. Melody: “Where to file: Big Brother? Class Warfare? Maybe we need a new category for General Corporate Creepiness (it is a bottomless well, apparently.)”
Imperial Collapse Watch
The NSA’s SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people ars technical (guurst) It is bad karma that they are calling the program SkyNet, with a straight face, on top of the bad karma its actions are creating.
Start Preparing for the Collapse of the Saudi Kingdom Defense One (resilc). Useful but it appears to overstate its case. For instance, I had thought it was pretty well understood that the succession posed a big risk to the viability of Saudi Arabia, in that the old king was well liked, while the son was not and was widely seen as thuggish. And Yemen is not a proxy war.
Supreme Court Trench Warfare
Scalia’s Hunting Trip Was a Gift From a “Friend” Who Had Business Before the Supreme Court Last Year Gawker. Just so you know, the overwhelming majority of cases (IIRC 98% or 99%) of cases appealed to the Supreme Court are not heard.
Why Wasn’t Antonin Scalia Given an Autopsy? Atlantic. Says that Scalia was not found with a pillow over his face.
Scalia’s Death and GOP’s Strict Obstructionists New York Magazine (resilc)
Ted Cruz Overtakes Donald Trump in Republican Presidential Poll Wall Street Journal
Why Evangelicals Won’t Save Ted Cruz Vanity Fair (resilc)
SC deputy who “handled” a protester tells Trump that all the police departments in the area support him. youtube.com/watch?v=OYZPKY… @mtracey. Consistent with our guest post on Trump cultivating support of police.
Bernie Sanders’s Path To The Nomination FiveThirtyEight (martha r). Headlines like this must be driving Team Clinton nuts.
There’s Nothing “Transformative” About Bernie Sanders (He’s Just Not Hillary) Glen Ford. Explains why blacks are unlikely to break with Clinton.
I am a Latina and I am not her firewall modeofexpression (martha r)
In Nevada, young Latinos are ‘Bernie kids’ while their parents are ‘with Hillary’ Los Angeles Times (martha r)
Poll shows Democratic primary race tightening in Oklahoma News OK (martha r)
This Video Appears To Show Bernie Sanders Being Arrested at a 1963 Civil Rights Action in Chicago In These Times (Kevin C)
President Obama Sides with U.S. Corporate Tax Cheats Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Flint residents paid America’s highest water rates Detroit Free Press
Negative interest rates are a ‘gigantic fiscal failure’ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. A Tory and a monetarist calls for New Deal type spending.
Central banks: Negative thinking Financial Times. A very good overview. Google the headline.
Negative interest rates are a ‘gigantic fiscal failure’ Telegraph (David L)
Fed must act on ‘economic anger’, says official Financial Times
Gasoline Is Trading as If U.S. Nearing Recession, Goldman Says Bloomberg (resilc)
The Decline Of The Coal Industry Is “Long-Term” And “Irreversible” OilPrice (resilc)
Notebook – Uber drivers’ tempers flare Financial Times
And a bonus video from Chuck L: